Houston Astros vs New York Yankees Prediction, 6/23/2022 MLB Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Houston Astros vs New York Yankees
Date: Thursday, June 23, 2022
Location: Yankee Stadium in Bronx, NY
Yankee Stadium is the location where the New York Yankees (50-18) will attempt to beat the Houston Astros (42-25) on Thursday. The pitchers who are expected to start are Framber Valdez and Jameson Taillon.
As a team, the Houston Astros are notching 4.3 runs per contest, which has them at 18th in MLB. They have earned a total of 289 runs scored while holding a team OBP of .317. The Astros have earned 109 two-baggers as a team and have hit 90 balls out of the park. They have compiled 281 RBI's in addition to 529 hits on the campaign, while their batting average is .239. Houston has a slugging rate of .416 and have been called out on strikes 490 times, while being walked on 237 occasions.
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The Astros hold a team ERA of 3.03 so far this season (3rd in MLB), and their staff has struck out 564 batters. They have earned a strikeout to walk ratio of 3.05 and the pitching staff has recorded a WHIP of 1.13. Astros pitchers have allowed 57 home runs and also 230 runs in total (3rd in MLB). They have walked 185 players from the other team and their FIP sits at 3.57 as a team this season.
Astros pitchers have entered the contest with opponents on base 46 times and also have had 60 appearances in high leverage situations. The relief pitchers have tallied 40 holds on the season (12th in baseball). The Astros bullpen have earned a save rate of 81.8% and stepped onto the hill in 62 save situations. They have accumulated 18 saves this season and have missed out on 4 of their 22 save opportunities. The relief pitchers have inherited 69 runners on the campaign and 26.1% of those runners earned a run for their team. The Astros have dispatched 206 relief pitchers to the mound on the season.
The Astros have turned 71.8% of baseballs in play into outs out of 5,322 innings on the diamond, which has them ranked 4th in the majors. The Houston Astros are sitting with 1,774 putouts at this point in the season, in addition to 535 assists and 34 errors. Their fielding rate is at .985 which ranks 12th in professional baseball, and have 48 double plays.
Valdez has taken the ball for 394 innings and has racked up 371 punch outs in his pro baseball career. His earned run average is 3.54 (155 earned runs allowed) and he has a WHIP of 1.279. He has given up 334 base knocks (7.6 hits per 9 innings) and has had 170 walks. Valdez (31-20 mark in his career) is the owner of a FIP of 3.89 while facing 1,675 hitters during his time in the majors.
The New York Yankees have accumulated an OBP of .326 and a batting average of .247 for the year. They have struck out on 557 instances (19th in baseball) and have earned a total of 558 base hits. New York has knocked in 112 home runs on the campaign to go along with 329 runs batted in. The Yankees hold a team slugging % of .442 and they have an average of 5.12 runs per contest (1st in the league). They have tallied 96 two-baggers, while taking a walk 251 times and scoring 348 runs.
The New York pitching staff have conceded 204 runs on the year while holding an ERA of 2.88 (196 earned runs given up). They have allowed 58 homers and they relinquish 3.00 runs per 9 innings (1st in MLB). The Yankees have a WHIP of 1.057 and are the owners of a FIP of 3.28 as a pitching staff for the year. Their strikeout to walk ratio comes in at 3.68 (625 strikeouts vs 170 free passes). They come in at 2nd in MLB as a staff in total hits given up with 477.
New York relievers have an inherited score rate of 31.3% of 99 inherited base runners. Their relief pitchers have stepped onto the mound 86 times in high leverage situations and on 72 occasions with runners on base. Sitting with 82 save situations, the Yankees have recorded 45 holds and also 10 blown saves. They are currently ranked 9th in MLB holding a save rate of 70.6%, and they have dispatched 208 bullpen pitchers to the hill for the season. New York has called on relievers to enter the game in 34 save chances and they have come away with 24 saves.
In 5,511 innings played, the Yankees hold a defensive efficiency of 72.6% (1st in pro baseball). The New York Yankees have turned 41 double plays and have a fielding percentage of .989 (4th in baseball). The Yankees have recorded 624 assists, 28 errors and have accumulated 1,837 putouts so far this year.
In his MLB career, Taillon has given up 662 base hits while he has tallied 619 strikeouts in 683 innings pitched. Taillon (45-31 mark in his career) is the owner of a 3.70 ERA while giving up 8.7 hits per 9 innings. He has allowed 281 earned runs while earning a WHIP of 1.217 and being the owner of a FIP of 3.7. His strikeout to walk ratio is 3.64 and he has gone up against 2,846 batters so far in his career.
Who will win tonight's MLB game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take New York
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